CLEMSON, S.C. – Two-time consensus All-American Vic Beasley was one of five former Tigers who performed well at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind. on Sunday. Clemson has six defensive players at the NFL Combine, more than any other school.
Defensive back Garry Peters works out with the defensive backs Monday. A seventh former Tiger, punter Bradley Pinion, also worked out for the league scouts.
Beasley, who is Clemson’s career sack leader with 33, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds and did 35 lifts in the 225-pound bench press, most among all linebackers at the NFL Combine.
Those results are testament to his combination of power and strength. The NFL has posted Combine results on its website since 2006, and Beasley is the first linebacker to post the top-40 time and the top bench-press performance in the same year during that 10-year period.
Beasley also posted a time of 6.91 in the three-cone run and a 41.5 in the 20-yard shuttle, also best times among all the linebackers. His 41″ vertical jump was third and his 130″ broad jump was third among the players at his position.
Clemson’s other four defensive players at the NFL Combine on Sunday also had top-15 performances for their position. Stephone Anthony, a First-Team All-ACC linebacker in 2014, ran a 4.56 in the 40-yard dash, tied for the third-best time among linebackers. That means Clemson had two of the four fastest linebackers at the NFL Combine.
Anthony had a 37″ vertical jump that was seventh-best among linebackers, had a 122″ broad jump that was ninth-best and lifted 23 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press, 13th-best. Anthony was Clemson’s top tackler in 2014 with 90.
Grady Jarrett, also a First-Team All-ACC defensive tackle in 2014, did 30 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press, seventh-best among all defensive linemen. His 7.37 time in the three-cone run was 13th-best and his 112″ broad jump was 15th-best.
Defensive end Corey Crawford had a 33″ vertical jump that was 11th-best among defensive linemen. Tavaris Barnes ran a 4.80 in the 40-yard dash, eighth-best among defensive linemen.
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